Powell and Pirates win pulsating classic at The Garden
Dec08

Powell and Pirates win pulsating classic at The Garden

NEW YORK – On Saturday afternoon, Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard added the greatest regular season chapter to his Madison Square Garden history book. After 45 minutes filled with adrenaline, superlatives and almost insurmountable adversity, the Seton Hall men’s basketball team overcame Kentucky, 84-83. The scene was primed for a classic, with a blue ocean of 10,244 inside the Mecca of basketball. The game started with a lack of...

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Nicole Jimenez achieves basketball nirvana at Seton Hall
Dec06

Nicole Jimenez achieves basketball nirvana at Seton Hall

Once in a while, a player is overlooked in recruitment – by everyone. It is an old adage that intangibles: heart, composure and perseverance, cannot be measured, but it was crystal clear on Sunday in Walsh Gymnasium what so many Division I scouts missed in Seton Hall guard Nicole Jimenez. As the senior from Miami, Fla. rained a program-record nine three-pointers on Saint Peter’s, coaches from her past took to social media and shared...

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Inexperienced Pirates are taught costly lesson in Louisville loss
Dec01

Inexperienced Pirates are taught costly lesson in Louisville loss

NEWARK, N.J. – With a résumé-building win ripe for the taking, a maturing Seton Hall men’s basketball team was forced to settle for a valuable lesson in execution, as Louisville stole Saturday’s non-conference fixture, 70-65. Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard had joked during Big East Media Day that Chris Mack, now leading Louisville but prior to this season head coach at Big East foe Xavier, “could not get out of Newark.” On...

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December paramount to success for Women’s Basketball
Nov28

December paramount to success for Women’s Basketball

While it poured outside Walsh Gymnasium, the Seton Hall women’s basketball team dripped with swagger inside, galloping down the court with the ball at a quick dribble, terrorizing the River Hawks of UMass Lowell to the tune of a 90-57 romp. The orchestration seemed so well-tuned, as the Pirates dished out 21 assists as a team, shot 54.2 percent from the field and 44 percent from three. But, while the Pirates now sit 6-1 with...

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Rhoden and Cale: The two wings that could help Seton Hall fly
Nov14

Rhoden and Cale: The two wings that could help Seton Hall fly

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Jared Rhoden sat on a waist-high wall along the sideline of Seton Hall’s practice court on the afternoon of Nov. 1. While journalists swarmed around his teammates, the curly-haired, 6-foot-6, 210-pound teenager was alone, unassumingly looking into the cavalcade of cameramen and reporters for the program’s Media Day. It will not be long before the freshman, from Our Saviour Lutheran High School, garners the bulk of...

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Willard and Bozzella flying toward the same goal
Nov07

Willard and Bozzella flying toward the same goal

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – On Tuesday night, Seton Hall women’s basketball head coach Tony Bozzella was one of 1,655 in Walsh Gymnasium for the men’s basketball team’s 89-49 win over Wagner; an inconspicuous spectator on the stage behind the banner side-basket, only a few hours after his own team beat Wagner, 95-40. The last time he was on that stage in the public eye, March 14, his eighth-seeded team had just been eliminated from the WNIT...

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Starting over to get ahead: Media Day Q&A with Shadeen Samuels
Nov01

Starting over to get ahead: Media Day Q&A with Shadeen Samuels

NEW YORK – Women’s basketball forward Shadeen Samuels brought flowers to the Garden on Oct. 25. It was her first Big East Media Day, and the junior’s bubbling personality shined through at Madison Square Garden like her athleticism did inside Walsh Gymnasium last season. The versatile, 6-foot cornerstone of Tony Bozzella’s 2018-19 team was one of four players to take the train ride from South Orange to Penn Station, for the annual...

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Thelen’s libero relationship comes full circle with Dolezal
Oct25

Thelen’s libero relationship comes full circle with Dolezal

Freshman libero Eden Dolezal may be a rising star for the Seton Hall volleyball program, but the bright-eyed newcomer did not come to South Orange for the sparkling lights of New York City. “No, I don’t want the city,” the native of LaPorte, Ind., said in an interview this week. “No, too much, too much. It’s crazy.” Dolezal visited Seton Hall for the first time on Aug. 11, 2016, after head coach Allie Yaeger watched her at AAU...

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The dark side of social media most don’t think about
Oct24

The dark side of social media most don’t think about

The number of people visiting a website by typing its name into a search engine is increasingly small. There are many back doors in the form of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, that bring fans and consumers closer to the content they desire. While these outlets allow for engagement, the timelines of social media can often be a toxic, unhealthy place, even for people whose follower account would suggest they...

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Bob Ley’s cosmic journey to ESPN
Oct18

Bob Ley’s cosmic journey to ESPN

On the third floor of Walsh Library, there is a large glass display case tucked into a bare strip of wall that has not been occupied by shelves of books between the cubicles and bathroom. Inside it there are nine distinct soccer trophies, a golden boot, a two-page magazine story and the cover of the May 22, 1980 edition of Sports Illustrated. The cover of the magazine reads, “Soccer’s Super Scorer,” and below that, “Giorgio Chinaglia...

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For the USWNT to sustain excellence, the NWSL needs attention and accountability
Oct18

For the USWNT to sustain excellence, the NWSL needs attention and accountability

After a resounding 6-0 win over Jamaica on Sunday night, the United States women’s national team clinched a spot in next summer’s World Cup in France, the program’s ninth straight berth since the inaugural tournament in 1991. On the thin surface layer of international competition, the three-time world champions are thriving, but beneath that glamorous front is a suffering domestic league. Carli Lloyd, who amazed a worldwide audience...

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Gonzalez Tate rides into the tri-colored sunset
Oct04

Gonzalez Tate rides into the tri-colored sunset

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – There is a midfielder in white and blue that bleeds green and red, with a dragon tattoo flying up her arm and a ball running off her feet. Her name is Eva Gonzalez Tate, one of three captains for the Seton Hall women’s soccer team, and one of two that will wave goodbye at the end of the month. Gonzalez Tate will graduate in May, but because of her involvement in the U-20 World Cup with Mexico during the fall of...

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